Living Areas: 2
|Title||Dutch Barge, Mooring & Freehold Land|
|Address||Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8FT|
|Location||Kent, England, UK|
|We are selling our much loved mooring and 72ft by 14ft live aboard Dutch style barge.
The land is freehold with mooring rights and fishing rights it extends to the middle of the river bed. There are no end of garden mooring fees as with some moorings at the end of land.
The mooring is only 15 mins walk to town along the pretty footpath, 20 mins walk for trains to London (55 mins). Vehicle access to your mooring with parking, the land is well away from roads and very safe. We have a post box and at the end of the private lane.
There is a lovely lawned area where we play croquet and table tennis. There is a pretty area with fruit trees, very large vegetable garden, shady area under trees, wood store, chopping area, chicken run, garden shed and a well for all your water needs (the best tasting drinking water).
It's being sold with all garden furniture including 6 seater wooden table and chairs, parasol, chicken house, oil drum BBQ, colourful table and chairs to have your morning coffee on, it is a lovely spot any time of the year.
The 72ft by 14ft barge we have lovingly refurbished. This beautiful boat was used for sightseeing on the Thames so it was always well looked after and the bottom always repainted and checked. She now has a large kitchen living room with six seater table and chairs fixed bench seats with lots of storage, Morso Squirrel multi fuel burner, fitted kitchen cupboards, butler sink, marble work surfaces, washing machine, full size separate 12 volt shoreline fridge and freezer, and an original double oven cream solid fuel Aga which we do all the cooking on it also heats the water, handmade kitchen drawers and plenty of storage.
Down through the hallway we have a built in seat with more storage, on the wall built into the paneling we have original 1960s African carved wooden art work. Off the hallway is the main bedroom where there is a full size double bed with craved wooden posts, double wardrobe and fitted draws. Next off the hallway you have a modern bathroom with full size shower, tiled throughout, ceramic sink and composting toilet. At the end of the hallway past the built in drinks cupboard with table and more storage, you have the second bedroom which has a brand new sofa bed (could be replaced for a permanent bed), bookshelf and a tiled hearth with woodburner.
Antique pine flooring throughout the boat, handmade stained glass skylights in every room. Too many features to list. The heating is from the Aga and two wood burners. There is no gas on the boat. 12 volt lighting, sockets, along with 240 volt sockets also throughout the boat, a stereo system through the boat.
There is a lovely decked entertaining area at the front of the boat with outdoor lounge furniture and cantilever parasol, built in leather seating with plenty of storage, also a sun blind and 12 volt deck lighting for those summer evenings.
The boat has a 1000 litre fresh water tank, Perkins engine which we have just had overhauled, large buoys and fenders on each side, artificial grass on the roof which makes it a lovely green garden all year round. The boat is totally off grid, water from your own well. 4 new large batteries are charged from the solar panels. A generator also comes with the boat, logs for the two fires are easily collected from around the woods nearby. We have a composting toilet. The only expense incurred is the coal for the Aga which is for all hot water and cooking.
Thank you for taking time to read our advert she really is a lovely boat and mooring land, it has to been seen to be appreciated we are only selling due to family moving abroad. Viewing strictly by appointment only.
EPC Rating - Exempt
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